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Daring Racers: Formula One 1953 Season
This is an AAR of the 1953 Formula 1 season in Roberto Chiavini's Daring Racers.
For each of the Grand Prix the winning positions will be given, some narrative highlights and
the running championship position. Points are awarded to the top five racers and only the best four finishes out of seven count for the championship. The US GP is not counted as it had no bearing on the title only US drivers entered.
* denotes extra point for fastest lap

Argentine GP 18/01/53 Buenos Aires


1 Mike Hawthorn
2 Luigi Villoresi
3 Jose Frolian Gonzalez
4 Felice Bonetto
5 Oscar Alfredo Galvez


In the first Argentine GP Ascari and Fangio raced off leaving all but Hawthorn in their wake. A third of the way through after posting what would be the fastest lap, Ascari’s rear axle broke and he retired leaving Hawthorn and Fangio to duel it out. Fangio took a decisive lead but two thirds through he clipped a protruding barrier and crashed. His heavily sprained ankle would rule him out of the next race. This left the field clear for Hawthorn to take first title.

Standings after round 1
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 8
Luigi Villoresi 6
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 4
Felice Bonetto 3
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2
Alberto Ascari 1


Dutch GP 07/06/53 Zandwort

1 Mike Hawthorn
2 Alberto Ascari *
3 Luigi Villoresi
4 Jose Frolian Gonzalez
5 Toulo de Graffenreid

A revived Ascari was looking to make good his retirement in the last race. Graffenreid took an early lead which did not last as he slipped down the field. The battle was between Ascari, Hawthorn and Villoresi with the first two keeping within touching distance the whole race. On the last lap with Ascari narrowly leading, Hawthorn made a brave move and the Italian failed to react in time and Hawthorn scored his second top podium finish by a mere couple of seconds. Amongst the usual slew of mechanical retirements Sterling Moss’ suffered a crash which would keep him out of the next two GPs. Once again Ascari posted the fastest lap gaining an extra point.

Standings after round 2
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 16
Luigi Villoresi 9
Alberto Ascari 8
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 7
Felice Bonetto 3
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2
Toulo de Graffenreid 2

Belgian GP 21/07/53 Spa-Francorchamps +
1 Alberto Ascari *
2 Mike Hawthorn
3 Juan Maunel Fangio
4 Jose Frolian Gonzalez
5 Toulo de Graffenreid

A resurgent Ascari set off from pole position and never looked back. Initially tailed by Gonzalez and latterly by Hawthorn, the Italian remained dominantly in the lead for the whole race. The battle for the podium positions was tight with Gonzalez first losing 2nd to a pacey Hawthorn and Fangio who took third on the home straight. The race was marred by the untimely death of British racer Lance Macklin, the cause of whose crash in the remoter wooded sections was unknown. Also the severe collision between Marimon and Rosier meant that they would both miss the following race.

Standings after round 3
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 22
Alberto Ascari 17
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 10
Luigi Villoresi 9
Toulo de Graffenreid 4
Juan Maunel Fangio 4
Felice Bonetto 3
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2

French GP 05/07/53 Reims
1 Mike Hawthorn *
2 Alberto Ascari
3 Luigi Villoresi
4 Jose Frolian Gonzalez
5 Juan Maunel Fangio

The early laps were a neck and neck affair between Ascari, Gonzalez, Fangio and Hawthorn with the lead switching between them several times. Salvadori and Mieres collided sufficiently to rule both out for the next two races. Ascari and Hawthorn continued the battle with Villoresi closing on them. In the latter stages Hawthorn drove a blistering couple of laps and overtook both Villoresi and Ascari and led to the end claiming his third win and recording his first fastest lap.

Standings after round 4
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 31
Alberto Ascari 23
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 13
Luigi Villoresi 13
Juan Maunel Fangio 6
Toulo de Graffenreid 4
Felice Bonetto 3


British GP 18/07/53 Silverstone
1 Mike Hawthorn
2 Alberto Ascari *
3 Luigi Villoresi
4 Jose Frolian Gonzalez
5 Toulo de Graffenreid

Gonzalez and Hawthorn led from the first corner from Ascari and Villoresi. Hawthorn started to pull clear of Gonzalez with Ascari and Fangio struggling to keep pace. Gonzalez started to drop back but Viloresi and Fangio were nearly a lap behind Hawthorn. There was no real challenge to the Englishman who won his fourth GP while Fangio’s rotten season continued with an electrical retirement in the closing laps. Hawthorn is now approaching his points maximum (four best finishes plus any points for fastest lap – the only man who can take the title from him is Ascari)

Standings after round 5
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 33
Alberto Ascari 30
Luigi Villoresi 12
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 13
Juan Maunel Fangio 6
Toulo de Graffenreid 6
Felice Bonetto 3
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2


German GP 02/08/53 Nurburgring
1 Alberto Ascari
2 Mike Hawthorn
3 Luigi Villoresi
4 Juan Maunel Fangio *
5 Felice Bonetto

Villoresi took pole position but Ascari beat him on the first corner to take a narrow lead. As is normal this season Ascari gradually asserted his dominance pulling further away. Nothing much changed during the race with Ascari comfortably leading to the end, except for a mass of retirements and accidents at the tail of the race in the latter laps. The Drivers Championship is incredibly tight with Hawthorn a point ahead but has little chance of extending his score unless through posting fastest laps but that is where Ascari is dominant.

Standings after round 6
Driver Points

Mike Hawthorn 33
Alberto Ascari 32
Luigi Villoresi 18
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 13
Juan Maunel Fangio 10
Toulo de Graffenreid 6
Felice Bonetto 5
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2

Swiss GP 23/08/53 Bremgarten
1 Alberto Ascari *
2 Mike Hawthorn
3 Juan Maunel Fangio
4 Luigi Villoresi
5 Toulo de Graffenreid

After Bonetto and others retired in the early laps Villoresi led narrowly from Ascari and Fangio. With first places and fastest laps going to decide the title between Ascari and Hawthorn there was no room for mistakes. Asacri now took a narrowly lead from Hawthorn and as so often this season held on to win comfortably. Another first place and fastest lap has all but ensured victory in the Drivers Championship for the Italian with 35 points, as the best Hawthorn can make is 34.

Standings after round 7
Driver Points

Alberto Ascari 35
Mike Hawthorn 33
Luigi Villoresi 18
Juan Maunel Fangio 14
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 13
Toulo de Graffenreid 8
Felice Bonetto 5
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2
Onofre Marimon 2

Italian GP 13/09/53 Monza

1 Mike Hawthorn
2 Alberto Ascari
3 Juan Maunel Fangio *
4 Luigi Villoresi
5 Louis Rosier

In the race that didn’t affect the standings Hawthorn and Ascari were neck and neck for the whole race way out in front with Hawthorn holding on for a narrow fifth victory. Despite more first places than Ascari the latter’s fastest lap points secured a two point win in the Drivers Championship. Fangio claimed fastest lap in this one but was just short of catching Viloresi in the standings.

Final Standings
Driver Points

Alberto Ascari 35
Mike Hawthorn 33
Luigi Villoresi 18
Juan Maunel Fangio 17
Jose Frolian Gonzalez 13
Toulo de Graffenreid 8
Felice Bonetto 5
Oscar Alfredo Galvez 2
Onofre Marimon 2
Louis Rosier 2
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